Ammo Storage...


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jrhines
March 15, 2012, 07:52 PM
I have a bunch of different ammo for the various guns that come into the shop. Very often I end up with a half box or so of something I bought to test a clients gun. I needed a place/way to store them so I can find them when I need to without emptying a shelf or cardboard box full of odds & ends.
The doorway to my back shop goes underneath the stairs to the first floor, about 3' wide and 3' deep. A 3' deep shelf would have been awkward at best to get to, and would have required hefty bracing to support the potential weight. I remembered my wife's spice cupboard, where you open the door and pull out one of several thin shelves to select what you want. So off to Harbor Freight for castors & lag bolts, into the wood pile for scrap lumber and over to Wally World for plastic containers. The results will hold 25+ .30-cal ammo cans or 15 small plastic see-thru boxes per shelf. Out of the way, easy to get to, now for a coat of paint......

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latesvak
March 16, 2012, 01:19 PM
That looks great. I need to put something like that together to.



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Lex Luthier
March 17, 2012, 10:18 AM
Well made with the dado joints. +1

BSA1
March 17, 2012, 10:52 AM
I really like the idea for storage of ammo cans.

beatledog7
March 17, 2012, 10:56 AM
Brilliant!

22-rimfire
March 17, 2012, 01:02 PM
I store the boxes of ammo that I no longer own guns for separately. Your method works for me. I eventually give the ammo away if I know someone with the same caliber if I have no intention to buy another firearm in that caliber.

SlowFuse
March 17, 2012, 03:22 PM
I love seeing stuff like this. Well done OP.

The casters to me are the best part, you can keep the shelves against each other, but when you need a specific one you can roll out for easy access... or for ease of moving period.

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